Building a Privacy Fence? Consider these types

Vinyl Privacy Fence and Door

Whether you live in a subdivision with houses sitting almost on top of each other or you have a home on a couple of acres, there are many reasons that you would consider building a privacy fence. An in-ground pool or child’s playground equipment can attract all of the neighborhood children, and you need a way to keep down your liability when you’re not home or didn’t invite them. Building a privacy fence is a great way to enjoy some space from your neighbors and helps to raise the value of your property if you decide to sell in the future. Before you start looking for quotes and estimates, you need to know what type of privacy fence you’re looking to have built.


How tall do you want your fence to be? Are you building a privacy fence that when a person walks by they can’t see over it? Are you looking to sit on your deck and not be seen? You can choose to have a fence that is six feet tall or ten feet tall or any height in between or over. However, the taller the fence means the more it’s going to cost to build and install. Before you start asking for estimates, take some time to walk around your home and yard to see what you can see from different vantage points to get a sense of how tall your fence needs to be to provide the privacy that you want.

Wood Privacy Fences

You can enjoy a privacy fence built from real wood. Of course, you’ll need to have the wood stained and weatherproofed so that it stands up to the elements in your area. Today, some fencing companies offer wood that’s been treated with special chemical preservatives to ensure that the fence lasts a long time with a minimum of maintenance. There are five styles of wood privacy fences that would provide you with the privacy you need. These styles include board on board, board on batten, stockade, spaced boards and vertical boards. All of these fence types can include a gate of almost any designated width so that you can access your yard from outside of the fence.

Vinyl Privacy Fences

A vinyl privacy fence is made from PVC making it strong and low maintenance. These fences come in a variety of styles including one that provides you the privacy that you want. These fences can be erected in a variety of colors to add personality and flair to your property. You can easily clean and maintain a vinyl fence to keep it looking new. You can request a privacy fence with ornamental details, such as individual boards with spacing at the top. You can include a gate to quickly get in and out of your yard without going through the house.

Chain Link Privacy Fence

A chain link fence provides you with not only privacy but security as well. This is an affordable option when money is tight or you’re not ready to make a large investment in a property. These fences last a long time and offer durability to stand up to the elements. Some companies offer an option where the chain link fence comes in a couple of different colors to get it noticed or have it complement the home’s siding.

At Long Fence, we’re always ready to help you get the privacy that you want and deserve. Since 1945, we’ve been helping homeowners just like you get the fence built that they want. When you decide on height and material, call the best fence company for a free quote, or you can contact us to discuss your privacy fencing options.